Keyword: Seabiscuit

  • Mike Gill, led the owners' lists for stable earnings and races won in 2003.

    Gill Outlines Accomplishments, Disappointment in Not Getting Eclipse Award

    Michael Gill, who ended 2003 as the leading owner in both categories of money earned ($9.2 million) and races won (425), and in doing so became only the ninth owner in 100 years to claim both titles, issued a statement Thursday following the announcement earlier this week that Juddmonte Farms was voted the Eclipse Award for "Outstanding Owner."

  • Hillenbrand Receives JRA Award

    The Japan Racing Association will honor Laura Hillendbrand with the JRA Equine Cultural Award for her book-turned-major motion picture "Seabiscuit." The JRA will hold an awards ceremony on Jan. 26.

  • Gary Stevens to Host Eclipse Awards

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) has announced that Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens will host the 33rd Eclipse Awards program, to be held Jan. 26 at the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, Fla. Stevens made his acting debut as George Woolf in last year's critically acclaimed movie Seabiscuit.

  • 'Seabiscuit' Touches Lives in Iraq

    Laura Hillenbrand's mega bestseller "Seabiscuit" and the hit movie that followed have reached far beyond the realm of Thoroughbred racing and become international treasures. But not even Hillenbrand was aware just how inspirational her book was until several recent e-mails from Iraq.

  • Corey Black, working out Breeders' Cup contender Storming Home.

    TVG's Corey Black Elated in His Many Roles

    Former jockey Corey Black wears several hats these days. He's a high-profile and well-liked racing expert on TVG. He leads the Seabiscuit backstretch tours several days a week at Santa Anita. And he's the work rider for the sometimes-troubled John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) favorite Storming Home.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Scrap the Vote

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Creation of an Eclipse Awards points system gives racing fans something to follow year-round.

  • "Seabiscuit" Nominated for Hollywood Movie of the Year

    Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling book-turned movie "Seabiscuit: An American Legend" has been nominated for "Hollywood Movie of the Year" honors, according to the <i>Hollywood Reporter</i>. The movie of the year award winner will be announced during the two-day Hollywood Film Festival.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Smith Vs. Myth

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- The NTRA is not "over the hump" yet and is not able to act as a league office similar to other sports.

  • 'Seabiscuit' Documentary Writer Wins Emmy

    Michelle Ferrari, who wrote the documentary "Seabiscuit" that aired on the Public Broadcasting System in April, was awarded an Emmy for outstanding writing for nonfiction programming.

  • Stevens Returns to Arlington Park Saturday

    Gary Stevens hasn't ridden at Arlington Park since he was injured at the finish of the Aug. 17 Arlington Million (gr. IT). He is scheduled to return to Chicago Saturday to ride Hoh Buzzard in Saturday's grade III Pucker Up Stakes.

  • Here and There

    Tickets still available for Friday's TOBA national awards dinner...Arlington moves Friday post time to 2:30 p.m.

  • 23 Remain Eligible for St. Leger

    As of Tuesday, 26 horses remain eligible for the Sept. 13 Seabiscuit St Leger (Eng-I) at Doncaster, the last English Classic of the year.

  • Add "Seabiscuit" to St. Leger Stakes

    Doncaster Racecourse announced that the 2003 renewal of the world's oldest classic will be run this year as the Seabiscuit St. Leger Stakes (Eng-I).

  • Gary Ross Tapped to Address NTRA Annual Meeting

    Gary Ross, director and screenwriter of the motion picture "Seabiscuit," will be the keynote speaker at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) annual meeting, which will be held September 21-23 in Las Vegas.

  • Here and There...

    Youbet.com gets a new chairman... The Maryland Jockey Club and Magna Entertainment Corp.'s premiere of the movie "Seabiscuit" raised over $181,000 for two Maryland charities.

  • Seabiscuit Saddle Donated to Museum

    The saddle jockey George Woolf used on Seabiscuit will be permanently displayed at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Santa Anita Introduces "Seabiscuit" Tours

    Santa Anita Park will offer free, guided tram tours of areas of the famed racetrack associated with the legendary horse Seabiscuit. The tours will begin Saturday, July 26, the day after the Universal motion picture <i>Seabiscuit</i> opens nationwide.

  • Kentucky to Celebrate Seabiscuit July 19

    The Commonwealth of Kentucky and the cities of Lexington and Louisville have officially declared July 19 Seabiscuit Day – the same date that the movie about the great racehorse premieres in those two cities.

  • Seabiscuit Is Out of the Gate

    The world premiere screening of "Seabiscuit" will take place tonight at Mann Village Theater in Westwood, Calif. with a host of celebrities in attendance.

  • Robert Bolson

    Summer of Seabiscuit?

    <i>By Robert Bolson</i> -- If you film it, they will come...Or will they? We are about to find out. I'm referring of course to Universal Studios' motion picture Seabiscuit, based on the juggernaut best-selling book by Laura Hillenbrand: Seabiscuit: An American Legend, which opens nationwide on July 25.

  • Saratoga Opens Season With Annual Open House

    Visit Saratoga racetrack for its annual open house on July 20. This year the day starts off with a 5K walk to benefit the Special Olympics, and includes events for all ages from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    TOBA's Graded Gamble

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- By using the power of its American Graded Stakes Committee, the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is taking a leadership role to ensure the highest standards are being used to test those horses competing in America's most important races.

  • Here and There

    Saratoga Seabiscuit showing sold out...Winners FEderation receives TCA grant...Del Mar offers film series...Don Burt wins Equine Industry Vision Award.

  • Legendary saddle highlight of Woolf collection.

    Woolf's 'Lucky Saddle' Creates a Stir

    George Woolf's "lucky saddle," which he used when he guided Seabiscuit to victory over War Admiral in the 1938 Pimlico Special, is the centerpiece of a major auction of much of the great rider's racing collection July 20 in Beverly Hills.

  • Total Handle Record Set by Stockton Fair

    The total amount of money wagered on races at the recently concluded 10-day San Joaquin County Fair meet at Stockton, Calif. increased 10% to a record $16.95 million, officials reported.

  • "Making of Seabiscuit" Documentary to Air July 2

    "Seabiscuit -- The Making of the Movie, Presented by Equibase", a special, behind-the-scenes look at the production of the upcoming major motion picture "Seabiscuit," will debut July 2 at 4 p.m. (EDT) on ESPN2.

  • Eclipse Press Releases Book Chronicling Seabiscuit's Racing Career

    Eclipse Press has delved into the archives of its parent company, Blood-Horse Publications, and compiled "The Seabiscuit Story," using firsthand accounts of Seabiscuit's life and racing career as originally reported in the pages of <i>The Blood-Horse </i>magazine.

  • NTRA Sponsors Seabiscuit Sweepstakes

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association will send one winner and their guest to the July premiere of "Seabiscuit: An American Legend."

  • 'Seabiscuit' Premieres July 19 in Lexington, Louisville

    <i> Seabiscuit</i> a feature film from Universal Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures, and Spyglass Entertainment, will be premiered in Lexington and Louisville July 19. The two Kentucky cities are among only a select few across the United States that will host official premieres in advance of the nationwide release of the film on July 25.

  • Here and There

    Bits and pieces from around the industry...